Remember the Love of the Family

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Note From Mother – Week 4

Note From Mother Collection - Week 4

At every meal in the Coyour house we would all wrap ourselves around the island in the kitchen to pray before the meal. Sometimes there would be prayer for a healthy pregnancy, for someone’s job, a mother who is ill, or just the meal itself. Usually around 30 people or so fit into that kitchen to hold hands and talk to God. Wes and Dawn pray for each of their combined 5 children and their families everyday.

Praying was a big part of Leo’s Life. He would often go to pray for people, anyone who needed prayer. He would pray for people weekly in the prayer chapel before Sunday service; he would meet people in the hospital to pray for them even if he had to drive an hour to reach them. Even at the end of his life, when he was laying in a hospital bed, people from First Baptist Church in Naples, Florida came to pray for him, but he thought that they had come to him so that he could pray for them and he started praying for them immediately.

Sometimes prayer is all we can do for the ones we love. Even if a family member won’t allow you in their life, you can always pray for them. If you aren’t praying for them then who is? Some people in the world have no one praying for them. When Jesus died on the cross for us He opened up a connection between us and God. We could go directly to God with our thanks and our petitions. Don’t let that connection go to waste. A family that prays together, stays together.

Ephesians 6:18 NIV

18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

1 Timothy 2:1-3 MSG

1-3 The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.

Have you prayed for or with a family member recently?

Do you know anyone who might not have someone praying for them?

When was the last time you prayed before a meal?

Ask a family member if they would like prayer for anything then either pray with them personally or tell them you will be praying for them during the next week. You can do this in person or simply send a text. Pray each day for all your family, even if you don’t have great relationships with them. In those instances you can simply pray for restoration in your relationship with them. Just pray. Make prayer a daily activity for you.